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Anritsu and Bluetest Continue Collaboration by Updating Integrated OTA Solution with Latest Product Offerings

New Anritsu MT8821C Radio Communication Analyzer Now Combined with Bluetest 5th Generation OTA Reverberation Test System RTS65

Richardson, TX – For Immediate Release

Following the successful launch of the world’s first LTE 3CC Carrier Aggregation OTA measurement solution in December of last year, Bluetest AB and Anritsu have extended their relationship with the integration of the new Anritsu MT8821C Radio Communication Analyzer and Bluetest’s recently released 5th generation OTA Reverberation Test System RTS65.

The MT8821C is the successor to the popular MT8820C and enables up to four carriers with MIMO to be generated in a one-box solution while retaining code and RF compatibility with the MT8820C. This backwards compatibility enables the MT8821C, as well as the joint test solution, to immediately support all the commonly used communication standards, such as LTE FDD and TDD including LTE-Advanced, W-CDMA (HSPA, HSPA+), CDMA (EV-DO), TD-SCDMA and GSM (GPRS/EDGE). The LTE carrier aggregation (CA) solution currently supports:

  • DL CA: 2CC and 3CC (4CC planned for future release)
  • UL CA: 2CC

Bluetest’s 5th generation RTS65 reverberation test system and Flow software platform were introduced in April of this year and bring a new level of user friendliness, flexibility and innovative solutions to increase lab productivity. The new system includes a built-in measurement computer, as well as a touch screen interface for easy control and monitoring of the measurements.

“Our joint customers really appreciate the close collaboration between Anritsu and Bluetest that enables them to directly – after the introduction of the new test and measurement products – and fully enjoy the strengths of the integrated test solution,” says Bluetest’s product manager Klas Arvidsson.

Anritsu’s wireless specialist Francois Ortolan adds, “For us, it was obvious that we needed to provide Bluetest with access to the MT8821C to facilitate a smooth migration to the latest technology for OTA testing and that Bluetest also took the opportunity to include support for our 2CC UL CA functionality at the same time.”

The Anritsu MT8821C is also supported by Bluetest’s previous generation of reverberation test system consisting of the RTS60 and Bluetest Measurement Suite.

About Bluetest AB

Bluetest AB is the pioneer and market leader in reverberation test system technology for over-the-air (OTA) testing of wireless devices and small antennas. Bluetest’s innovative technology has been adopted by the largest mobile phone manufacturers, network operators, antenna manufacturers and other providers of wireless solutions. For more information visit

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
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Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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